Tough love for TLC FM as board dissolved

TLC 100.3 FM Lower Clarence Community Radio's board was successfully dissolved at a special general meeting with the support of 18 of 27 members present.

TLC members brought forward the special meeting because of communications breakdowns between the board and tech workers and presenter play lists getting deleted.

Half of the old board remained, Nancy Bain as chairwoman and Catriona Matheson as a director.

Former secretary Rebecca Beare-Bath will not renew her membership and former treasurer Peter Finucan remained on as public officer.

Five new members were elected at the meeting.

The new vice-chairman, Phillip Down, acted as a spokesman for those who wanted to dissolve the board.

He said it was time to end the station's dysfunction, referring to the fact the station was off air at the time of the meeting.

"TLC is a wonderful asset to the Clarence Valley," Mr Down said.

"We play a diverse mix of music.

"We must preserve the station at whatever cost."

Mr Down said he brought to the station his long experience with boards and referred to his current position as Maclean Chamber of Commerce president.

"I'm very happy with the end result of the meeting."

Mr Finucan and Mrs Bain said they were also pleased with the conduct of everyone who attended.

"The meeting told its own story, and it is great to get some new blood on the board," Mr Finucan said.

New director Marty Wells said the new board reflected on how positive members felt about making changes for the better.

"Too much time has been spent finger pointing, rather than getting on with the job," Mr Wells said.



Chair: Nancy Bain

Vice Chair: Phillip Down

Secretary: Greg Addison

Treasurer: Richard Fox

Directors: Phil Nichols, Catriona Matheson, Marty Wells

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